What a better way, for young volunteers of Malteser Albania, to spend the last week of the year celebrating with those who are "forgotten". 25 disabled girls living all year long in the Missionary center of Mother Theresa house, spent a wonderful weekend, surrounded by the love, care and fun provided by 20 young Malteser volunteers.
Since the earthquake struck on November 26th, resulting in 51 deaths and up to 750 people injured, the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta has been continuing to respond to the needs of the people affected. Volunteers and staff from the Albanian Organization of the Order of Malta arrived immediately to the disaster site after the earthquake, to provide support to the affected population.
On November 17th, the World Day of the Poor was celebrated, an occasion that Pope Francis founded at the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy. Malteser Albania, as an order of the Catholic Church and part of the Sovereign Order of Malta joined this international initiative by organizing several activities to help people in need.